I was fortunate enough to receive a review copy of Treason. It made me very happy, because I’d been waiting for it ever since stumbling across Lichgates one day and devouring it quite quickly. So to not have to wait for the release date was awesome!
But since you are probably more interested in the book itself, here are my impressions.
I was very impressed with Lichgates as a modern, epic fantasy with great characters, an imaginative new world, an ancient form of magic, and some nice, tight story telling that made me want to keep turning the pages to see what was next.
Treason was even better than Lichgates, perhaps because I had already come to care about the characters and I wanted to see what happened next. In Treason, the rich and complex world that Boyce built in Lichgates is alive with hope, darkness and more than a slice of betrayal on multiple fronts.
As Kara tried to bring peace to the warring peoples of Ourea, forces are at work both from the common enemy of those assembled for peace talks, and from infighting. Both Kara and Braeden are forced to risk losing it all or face the choice to become what they hate. And of course, they must face losing each other as well, even though Kara has vowed that they aren’t good for each other and can never be together, Braeden hasn’t given up. But when they see what the other has become, will their budding love carry them through?
Treason is a non-stop story. Besides the main plot lines mentioned above, there are a number of others woven skillfully in place that make the reader take a second look at even some of the darkest characters that Boyce has animated here within the pages of her book.
Bottom line: excellent young adult fantasy, great reading for any fantasy lover.
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S.M. Boyce is a fantasy and paranormal fiction novelist who also dabbles in contemporary fiction and comedy. Her B.A. in Creative Writing qualifies her to serve you french fries, and she updates her blog a few times each week to keep you entertained.